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"The Internet in Everyday Life" is the first book to systematically investigate how being online fits into people's everyday lives. Opens up a new line of inquiry into the social effects of the Internet. Focuses on how the Internet fits into everyday lives, rather than considering it as an alternate world. Chapters are contributed by leading researchers in the area. Studies are based on empirical data. Talks about the reality of being online now, not hopes or fears about the future effects of the Internet.…mehr

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"The Internet in Everyday Life" is the first book to systematically investigate how being online fits into people's everyday lives. Opens up a new line of inquiry into the social effects of the Internet. Focuses on how the Internet fits into everyday lives, rather than considering it as an alternate world. Chapters are contributed by leading researchers in the area. Studies are based on empirical data. Talks about the reality of being online now, not hopes or fears about the future effects of the Internet.
Autorenporträt
Barry Wellman learned to keypunch in 1965 and startedchatting online in 1976. Now the head of the University ofToronto's NetLab, he's a leading scholar of cybersociety,community, and social network analysis. Prof. Wellman has pioneeredunderstanding of both communities and computer networks as socialnetworks. He founded the International Network for Social NetworkAnalysis, chaired the Community section of the AmericanSociological Association, and serves on the Executive Committee ofthe Association for Internet Research. He's written more than 200articles and edited two other books. His website has received20,000 hits in three years.

Caroline Haythornthwaite is a faculty member at theGraduate School of Library and Information Science, University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also Coordinator of theUndergraduate Minor in Information Technology Studies. Beforereturning to full-time study, she spent over 10 years in softwaredevelopment as a programmer, systems analyst, and softwaredevelopment manager. Her research focuses on how people work andlearn together at a distance via computer technology and theInternet, and examines what combinations of computer media, andwork and social communications build ties and social networksonline. Current projects include examination of learning networksand community ties among distance learners, and processes ofknowledge co-construction among members of distributed researchteams.
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"Wellman is to be congratulated for pulling together a collectionof excellent articles that will make a valuable contribution toempirically grounding discussions about the effects of the Interneton our everyday life experiences." Communication &Society

"Its breadth, depth and empiricism make for an immenselyimpressive collection which is likely to influence the field ofinternet studies for years to come" New Media andSociety

"Work like that done in The Internet in Everyday Life isinvaluable in helping us see and understand the technological worldin which we are immersed. As such, it makes a major contribution toour discipline and our society." ContemporarySociology

"A powerful collective statement both about the domestication ofthe Internet in everyday life and about the need for new kinds ofquestions and methodologies in the next generation of Internetstudies." Social Forces